Introduction

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Names have been changed to protect the not so innocent.

Now before you go get into a hairy canary about what I have done and with whom, understand that all these stories are not mine.

Some have been humbly (and occasionally brokenly) endowed to me in text, in audio or in person over bottles of wine and carafes of coffee. 

Some have been shared over Kleenex boxes, and others furtively while children run in and out of my living room. 

But make no mistake, they are real.  And despite the dick wads out there, we will protect their identities as we would hope they would ours.

Now let's begin.

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